Board of Directors

The Bleeding Disorders of Kentucky (BDoKY) Board is a diverse group of individuals invested in the improvement of health and wellness for individuals and families living with bleeding disorders.  This group brings together an array of legal, financial, clinical, and business experts in an effort to provide support and service to Kentucky residents.

The board directs committee activities and drives fund-raising efforts to support the mission.  If you might be interested in serving on the board or one of the committees, we would love to hear from you.  Fill out the “Contact Us” form and let us get you connected in this initiative to better serve those in our state.

Collaboration

BDoKY works collaboratively with both Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTC) in an effort to provide quality education and support across the Commonwealth of KY.  We encourage all bleeding disorder patients to connect with an HTC for comprehensive care management and access to the newest treatment options.

Louisville Hemophilia Treatment Center

2401 Terra Crossing Blvd, Suite 202

Louisville, KY 40245

(502) 210-4301

BDoKY Board Members

  • Matthew Burnett
  • Gloria Dickson
  • Alane Foley
  • Julia Kluesner
  • Mark Milburn
  • April Smith

UK Hemophilia Treatment Center

800 Rose Street, Fourth Floor

Lexington, KY 40536

(859) 257-6033

Gloria Dickson began her career at LG&E and KU Energy LLC in March 2007 in the Financial Accounting and Reporting Department.  She has since worked in Audit Services, Treasury, Gas Distribution Budgeting, Financial Accounting and Analysis and is currently in Revenue Accounting. She came to LG&E from Deloitte where she had worked as a Senior Consultant and Auditor. She has a Business Degree from Murray State University with an emphasis on Finance, an Accounting Certificate from Bellarmine University and just completed her Master’s in Business Administration Degree (MBA) at Indiana University Southeast. She has been a CPA for 17 plus years.

Gloria Dickson

Alane Foley was only 6 years old when she was thrown into the complicated, fragile world of bleeding disorders. Her new baby brother, Sam, was born with hemophilia A, severe. She spent her adolescent life watching her mother care for Sam and learning the ins and outs of what it takes to tend to a person with hemophilia. It did not take long for her to understand that individuals with bleeding disorders might be fragile but they sure are tough. Once an adult, Alane was equipped with the knowledge she gained from growing up with Sam, this would prove to be very important, as she would become not only a hemophilia sibling, but a hemophilia parent as well. Alane gave birth to Maclan in 2015. Mac is a hemophilia A warrior and the bravest little boy in the world. Alane and her husband, Harold, spend their time advocating for individuals with bleeding disorders through volunteering, parent support, community events and educational outreach. Alane worked in the commercial insurance industry for 20+years and most recently serves on the executive team for the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Alane is the President of the Board for Bleeding Disorders of Kentucky and takes great pride in her role as an advocate for patients and families dealing with bleeding disorders.

Alane Foley

Julia is a graduate of the University of Alabama and earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky.  She spent the first 20 years of her career as a social worker with Hospice of the Bluegrass, switching gears to work for the UK Hemophilia Treatment Center and DanceBlue Hematology-Oncology Clinic in 2013.  She has 3 daughters, including a set of twins, and a very special St. Bernard.  Julia enjoys kayaking, watching her daughters play softball and soccer for the University of Pikeville, and rooting for Bama Football. 

Julia Kluesner, CSW

Mark Milburn is Vice President, Health Systems, for Option Care Health, the largest national independent provider for infusion therapy.  Mark is a graduate of the University Of Kentucky College Of Pharmacy and received a Master’s Degree at Campbellsville University in Management and Leadership. With over 30 years’ involvement in health systems and infusion services, Mark has specific experiences with bleeding disorder programming, 340B Drug Discount Programming, Community Based infusion and Specialty Pharmacy. Mark and his wife Sharon love to travel with their favorite location being Walt Disney World.

Mark Milburn

April Smith was introduced into the bleeding disorder community in 1994 after her son, Bradley, was diagnosed with Severe Hemophilia A at the age of six months. With no real history of this in the family, only talk of the “free-bleeders”, she devoted her time to not only being her son’s caretaker and protector but also the family genealogist as she tried to find the missing link as to where this disease came from. Although unsuccessful in this search, the love for genealogy has remained and is now shared with her oldest son. Spring 2003 she welcomed a second son, Samuel, also diagnosed with Severe Hemophilia A.  Both boys have survived and thrived through target joints and their mother’s overprotective nature. As her boys grew, April worked in the insurance industry five years prior to her transition to the healthcare industry where she spent twenty years as a leader in supply chain. She was also a three year member of the Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and has spent time as an advocate for the bleeding disorders community for many years.  April is extremely thankful for the opportunity to be on the Board of the Bleeding Disorders of Kentucky Foundation and is excited to play a part in expanding the horizons in outreach and advocacy for all patients and families touched by bleeding disorders in our state.

April Smith

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A Kentucky Foundation

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